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Ancient Mayans first domesticated turkey


August 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated by the ancient Mayans, more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.The discovery of ... Read more...

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Ruins of 300-year-old church found in US


June 4th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 4 (IANS/EFE) A team of archaeologists from the University of Florida have discovered in St. Augustine the ruins of a church more than 300 years old that belonged ... Read more...

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Human placenta stem cells show therapeutic potential in stroke models


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study from the University of South Florida, researchers found that human placenta-derived stem cells showed chances of recovery in the laboratory mice with modelled stroke.These ... Read more...

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Can human waste be used as a power source in space?


December 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A satellite experiment will test if human feces can be a fuel source in space.The experiment is part of a United Nations educational mission scheduled for launch next ... Read more...

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Math, maps used to plot malaria elimination plan


October 30th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): With the help of mathematical models and maps, two University of Florida researchers have estimated the feasibility of eliminating malaria from countries that have the deadliest form of ... Read more...

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55-million-year-old fossil sheds light on bizarre extinct mammal


October 12th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): University of Florida researchers, who found a well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal, have discovered that it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans.High resolution CT ... Read more...

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Patients reject robotic prosthetic arm because ‘it’s too easy’


September 24th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Participants in a study to test the function of a robotic prosthetic arm were unhappy with the results because it was 'too easy.'University of Central Florida researchers had ... Read more...

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Scientists link nerve cell production with memory in humans


August 27th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory.The University of Florida researchers ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis may protect against Alzheimer’s disease


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): In a recent experiment, a protein released during rheumatoid arthritis lessened the intensity of Alzheimer's disease in mice.University of South Florida researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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Father involvement in pregnancy ‘reduces infant deaths’


June 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Paternal involvement in pregnancy can reduce infant mortality, according to a new study.Previous studies have shown that fathers who are active in their children's upbringing can significantly benefit ... Read more...

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New therapy mounts double-barreled attack on leukaemia


June 4th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): University of Florida researchers have found a new therapy that mounts a double- barreled attack on leukaemia, targeting not just the cancer cells but also the environment in ... Read more...

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Stent as good as surgery in stroke prevention


May 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that using a stent can work just as well as surgery for the prevention of stroke.Doctors now have two safe and effective options ... Read more...

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Malaria control to overcome disease spread as climate warms


May 20th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Opposing a widespread assumption, two University of Florida researchers have found that global warming is unlikely to expand the range of malaria because of malaria control, development and ... Read more...

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Space technology helps understand Maya urban centres better


May 12th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Space technology has greatly revolutionized the archaeological understanding of urban centres built by the Maya.University of Central Florida researchers led a NASA-funded research project in April 2009 that ... Read more...

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New gene linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk identified


April 15th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease has been identified by researchers.The research will be presented as part of the late-breaking ... Read more...

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DNA sequencing unlocks 100 mln yrs of flowering plants’ evolution


February 24th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has unraveled 100 million years of evolution of flowering plants by sequencing the DNA of plant genomes.The study, by University of Florida researchers, targets one ... Read more...

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Possible dark matter detections might only be background noise


February 12th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A 9-year search from a unique observatory in an old iron mine 2,000 feet underground has yielded possible detections of the elusive dark matter, but physicists say they ... Read more...

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Cellphone use can protect against Alzheimer’s disease


January 7th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Talking on the cell phone can actually be good for health, for a new study has shown that long term exposure can protect against, and even reverse, Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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New approach to fight treatment-resistant colon cancer


December 9th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that adding a small molecule to the cancer drug Temozolomide effectively treats colon cancer cells that are highly ... Read more...

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Common drug can function as ‘off switch’ for Parkinson therapy


August 29th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): A common antibiotic can act as an "off switch" for a gene therapy that is being developed for Parkinson's disease, according to a study on rats conducted by ... Read more...

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Light therapy can enhance stem cells’ power


August 12th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): In a novel study, University of Central Florida researchers have shown that light energy can be used to harness the healing power of stem cells and guide them ... Read more...

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Caffeine reverses memory loss?


July 6th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Caffeine given daily to ageing mice with Alzheimer's reversed their memory loss, says a new study. The new findings provide evidence that caffeine could be a viable 'treatment' ... Read more...

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Partners’ characteristics may help predict STD risks


April 4th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): University of Florida researchers say that it is possible to predict a person's risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) by looking at his/her partner's behaviour.The researchers ... Read more...

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Light-activated molecular ‘lock’ may help starve cancer, improve drug delivery


March 31st, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): University of Florida researchers have announced the creation of a lock-live molecule based on exposure to light, which may prove helpful in starving cancer tumours or preventing side ... Read more...

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Now, ”Delicious” disease-resistant grape


March 21st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Move over regular juicy grapes, for ''Delicious'', a new muscadine grape cultivar, has arrived.University of Florida researchers have introduced the new fruit, which ripens early, produces ... Read more...

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Rapid burst of plants 90 mln yrs ago set stage for evolutionary explosions in other species


February 10th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that the ancestors of most modern trees diversified extremely rapidly 90 million years ago, setting the stage for the formation of forests ... Read more...

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Enzyme behind slow memory process in aging brains unveiled


December 11th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 11 (ANI): University of Florida researchers may have moved a step closer to developing effective treatments for age-related memory loss, as they have found out why some brain cells ... Read more...

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2 new compounds may help destroy breast cancer tumours


November 20th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 20 (ANI): University of Central Florida researchers have uncovered two novel compounds that may help destroy breast cancer tumours. Associate Professor James Turkson, who led the study leading to ... Read more...

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Cutting calories in early adulthood can limit muscle loss in aging adults


September 17th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A calorie-restricted diet, when started in early adulthood, can help limit muscle loss in aging adults, according to University of Florida researchers who studied the phenomenon in ... Read more...

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Better oestrogen reception may improve fuzzy memory


July 30th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): University of Florida researchers have found that recharging a naturally occurring oestrogen receptor in the brains of women suffering from certain medical conditions may help boost their ... Read more...

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New prototype neural implant learns with the brain


June 25th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): University of Florida researchers have devised a way to develop neural implants that not only translate brain signals into movement, but also evolve with the brain as ... Read more...

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Combining exercise with leptin hormone could prevent weight gain


May 28th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Combining moderate exercise with leptin hormone, once heralded as a promising obesity treatment, can renew the hormones ability to prevent weight gain, says a new study.The study ... Read more...

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Heres why people root for the underdog


December 20th, 2007 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 20 (ANI): A study by University of South Florida researchers has revealed why people tend to favour weaker individuals more than their powerful counterparts, when it comes to competitions.The researcher ... Read more...

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